My two RIRs (6-months old last week and NO EGGS YET!!!) refuse to sleep with their flock mates in the coop at night. Instead, those two sisters fly up and sleep on my privacy fence each night rather than go into the comfy, lovely coop that the other hens go into every night! Now, when the RIRs were baby chicks, their former pen & coop was right next to that privacy fence, so maybe that location is just so ingrained in them that they can't bear to sleep in the other coop which is on the other side of the yard? FYI: all my hens are free range, don't know if that makes a difference. Explanation anyone? Any Suggestions for getting them to move into/sleep in that coop so I can "lock" them in there at night to be safe from late night beasts that might wander on our property? Any and all suggestions greatly appreciated!